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2008 

When doing a consultation a Stager is always on the lookout for a piece of furniture that can be used in a another way in the home. The homeowner is emotionally attached to their belongings and usually they have always placed the same piece in the same location for the same use in every home they...
06/29/2008
You may be thinking by now that I like to think outside of the box and I do get some pleasure from it. This property was a simple war time house located in Scarborough and backed onto a ravine. I  suggested that we really make a point of how much fun it would be to live in the house as you could ...
06/29/2008
The first suggestion in most Home Staging consultations is to declutter. It starts in the foyer upon entering the home. Homeowner's cannot see how much stuff they have out everywhere as they see their belongings every day and it just does not register with them how overwhelming it appears to outs...
06/29/2008
We would all rather be doing something other than laundry so I try to Stage the laundry room to be as pleasant a room as possible. Most laundry rooms leave a lot to be desired, being located in the basement does not help. I grew up  on a farm and the only thing you kept in the cellar was potatoes...
06/29/2008
It  just happened again. Another sale hinged on whether I would sell the inflatable bed to the new owner. This is the second time that I have been asked if the buyer can purchase the entire bedroom as is. The current homeowner always gets a huge chuckle out of this request as he knows it is an in...
06/28/2008
We have all been confronted with mounted animal heads in our work as Home Stagers. Do you leave them up or take them down?  I have encounterd a horse's head mounted on a bedroom door. A little disconcerting when you are not expecting it. Shades of the Godfather if you know what I mean. This prope...
06/28/2008
Some jobs may want to drive you to drink but what I am referring to is whether to use alcohol in your Staging vignettes or not? I Staged this property in Bond Head which was definitely a house with "entertaining" lifestyle" written all over it. Using a bottle of wine on the table, two wine goblet...
06/28/2008
Think about it. Does anyone really enjoy doing laundry? Maybe if I had one of those new steam washers, maybe... How do you make the one room in a house that says work all over it become an appealing destination room in a house? I Stage it with artwork that shows an outside view, put all soaps and...
06/28/2008
You have seen before and after pictures how many times. The before is cluttered and has middle of the road furniture. The after is clutter free, clean, modern and looks like a model home. But does a Staging job have to be modern every time to attract buyers? This property was virtually vacant exc...
06/28/2008
Staging the outside is as important as Staging the inside. How many potential buyers pull up in front of the property and will never see your beautiful Staging job inside due to the less than stellar appearance outside? I have a garden person that edges the lawn, sidewalk and driveway plus pulls ...
06/26/2008
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